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Bill Gates Is Giving Every 2018 Graduate a Free Copy of His Favorite Book

And here’s how to get it.

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Whether you’re receiving an associate’s, bachelor’s, or post-graduate degree in the U.S. this year, you’re eligible for a free copy of Bill Gates’ favorite book, Hans Rosling’s Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think.

The book can be downloaded free of charge here.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, around 3.6 million such college degrees will be awarded this year, valuing Gates’ gift at nearly $55 million.

In his blog post announcing the giveaway, Gates wrote, “I hope you take Hans’ advice to heart. My wish for you at this special time is to learn to think, and act, factfully.”

“Rosling, the book’s primary author, was a Swedish doctor and statistician renowned for his TED talks. In a tragic turn of events, Rosling died of pancreatic cancer last year, before the book was published,” Time Money reported. In April, however, co-authors and longtime collaborators, son and daughter-in-law Ola and Anna Rosling finalized it’s publication, and the book opened at No. 5 on the New York Times Best Seller List.

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Gigi Foster is a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She's a midfielder on the women's soccer team and is studying ocean sciences.

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